Plans are underway to diversify the Huyton Village town centre offering, attracting investment and generating new jobs.
The Council has committed to delivering improvements in the town centre, following the adoption of a masterplan and a ten-year delivery plan to guide the future of the area.
In order to accelerate the delivery of regeneration projects in the area, Knowlsey Council has submitted a £20m bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund and is now seeking a development partner for the scheme.
The Council’s ten-year plan for Huyton Village includes the delivery of a commercial district, with opportunities for a hotel, offices including a new Council HQ, residential accommodation and a new Village Green.
It is also expected to deliver a station gateway with new public spaces, and high street improvements including better lighting and access from public transport.
Cllr Tony Brennan, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: ‘We have ambitious plans for Huyton Village and we are committed to working with our communities to shape and deliver those plans. If successful, our latest funding bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund would enable us to accelerate our plans and support our recovery from this pandemic. We are already planning the next phase of our plans which is seeking the views of our residents, businesses and visitors for our integral ‘streetscape’ project which is pivotal to our overarching plans for the village centre.
‘It really is an exciting time for Huyton Village with new businesses opening, more due to open, more shop fronts to be transformed and an action-packed events programme throughout the year. There will be lots of opportunities to get involved and be part of Huyton Town Centre’s transformation.’
A decision on the government’s Levelling Up Fund is expected in October 2021.
In related news, Leeds City Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on how to make inner city Leeds greener, as part of a consultation on climate change and planning.
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